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1988 Acura Legend L 2.7L Information Readout VIN: JH4KA3256J
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L monitors VIN: 2HNYD18613
Customer states battery was never dead. Catalyst and Evap monitors not ready. Cleared monitors and performed drive cycle. All monitors except catalyst and Evap ran and passed. Had customer drive car for 2 days with gas tank half full and still not set. No code...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L ps pump VIN: 1HGCG164XW
we replaced the timing belt and now we have a power steering noise. i have replaced the oring on the top hose at the pump. have had this happen before and this repaired the noise, but this time the noise persists. the noise sometimes is gone when you first sta...
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1858Y
hello to all , im back as well as this pain in the u know what honda odyssey which this is the second time im posting a help request for the same vehicle, which this is new to me due to usually i either figure it out myself or the unique individuals on iatn gi... Trouble codes: P1456 (leak detected in evaporative control system fuel tank)
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2006 Honda Element EX 2.4L Surge VIN: 5J6YH28726
Hey fellow technicians got this Honda Element that came in with this surging problem and has [...] we replaced IAC valve and when we started vehicle idle still seems to be high about 1100 RPM, then starts surging and check engine lights comes on with dtc co... Trouble codes: P0507
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2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L ex manifold/cat
Customer stated exhaust leak. Removed manifold for inspection of gasket. Upon disassembly, found separation of manifold to precat. Note, this is not a bolted flange fit to manifold. Its ONE piece. Hence you replace the manifold and pre cat as an assembly. My l...
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2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, STUMBLE VIN: KMHCG35C14
One of those ones with more than one issue. Hoping for some input, thank you. First off her main issue is after a fill at the gas station [never any other time] the car will in her words stumble and miss for approx. 20-25 kms, then it will run great till the n... Trouble codes: P0442 (evape small leak), P0441 (evap system no purge flow), P0121 (tps out of range)
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1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L fuel, tach, temp and speedometer gauges VIN: JT8BH28F2W
Hello all. Another intermittant problem child has made it to me. This is in from a body shop due to inop gauges. only repair area is the left front. The fender, bumper and the headlight assembly were replaced. I don't see any other areas were anything was dist...
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2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Shift indicator VIN: JTHBF30G62
When shifting into drive the D never lights up on the dash the 4 lights up instead.All other positions work normally.If you move the shifter from 4 to Drive the 4 stays lit.There are no codes and all fuses check out ok.The trans shifts normally,but I cant tell...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R52
Hello to all, and thanks in advance for help. This is a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero 3.5 with a P0174 code. Customer is new to us, so no repair history, except records we were able to copy. Timing belt and spark plugs were replaced 25,000 miles ago. Six months afte... Trouble codes: P0174 (Fuel system lean bank 2)
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L speedometer VIN: JN8HD17Y5S
I am at a loss for this speedometer problem. I am familiar with the tendency to have a bad speedometer on this vehicle type. I installed 2 used clusters and both didnt make any diffence. It seems ok until you hit 35 mph and above and it progressively under rep...
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1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L starter
engine cranks over hard like it is out of time, fighting the starter, when it does start it runs and idles fine. This is the third starter that has been installed in less than 2 months. Have installed the updated starter, as per nissan tsb
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N6ED27Y7Y
Vehicle brought in to us running rough. We checked out and found low on coolant as well as plugs and wires in bad shape. Called customer and customer informed us vehicle lost heat on his way in to our shop. Recommend start with tune up and pressure test coolin...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D21
This Sentra will start after a few seconds of cranking and run good as if nothing is wrong for 1, 2, 3 or more seconds and then shut down as if the ign switch was turned off. If you run it at higher RPMs it will run then stall then run then stall. The ignition...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D12
I have this 02 sentra that flags the crank sensor code instantly. I have changed the 3 sensors in the kit and still no good. Power and grounds are good. Signal at pin 75 is 3.5 volts, that is the crank sensor pin at idle and signal at pin 76 is 2.5 which is th... Trouble codes: P0335
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D83
The customer complaint is rough running, surge @ 30-40 mph, and an intermittent hard start (long cranking time) We were wondering if the reprograming included the replacement of the crank sensor. Also if we do have to replace the crank sensor, does the reprogr... Trouble codes: P0335, P0725
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L heater core VIN: 3N1CB51D94
Hi I have a 04 nissan sentra came in complaint no heat. engine runs at normal operating temperature.pressure test cooling system. looses 4 lbs pressure after 10 min. note slight bubbling out of radiator consistently. to date we have done the following repair 1...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4T1BG22K0X
Vehicle came in for body repair.T-boned left B pillar.Disconnected battery, performed body repairs, hooked battery up no start. Checked plugs ( dry plugs ), checked spark ( good spark ), checked injector pulse ( good pulse ), checked fuel pump pressure ( only ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Condition)
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L transmission VIN: 2HGES16581
THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO. I REPLACED ALL SEALS , CHECKED ALL BEARINGS AND REPLACED THE CONVERTER. ALLS WELL. THANKS LARRY
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1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L no shift VIN: JACDJ58X3X
Well this one is GONE! turned out to be a internal problem with the trans. The snanner does not show current gear, just the p-n or r-d. thats it. I scoped the speed sensors on the transfer case, and they were fine. So i rolled the dice. thanks for all...
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1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: JSAFTL52VY
Well… helpfull good answers for this Little truck but no luck, for now we changed cam sensor at customer request and still wating his advice, I`ll post more info in a couple of weeks. common failures are pugged catalitic converters, leaking fuel regulator, al...
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1995 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT4RN13P5S
HI Again Y'ALL!! Well this Toyota pickup (not Tacoma) is done. The MAF voltage of 2.9-3.2v is NORMAL KOEO. and 6v at idle is normal. The ecm only uses the top 6-8v to keep fuel control happy. I don't know why that spec ain't somewhere to be found. I got info ...
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2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L starter VIN: JTDKB20U74
The problem resolution was the reset switch under at the knee bolster. Thank you for your help. The customer's response when the problem was resolved: "why did it take so long to figure out?". I love this business, it's not just the huge amounts of money we ma...
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